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you for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. we're tracking new details this hour about the surprise resignation of cia director david we tray yoos because of an extramarital affair. at fair came to light because of an e-mail investigation sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petrae petraeus' biographer. full update on cnn. >>> the director-general of britain's television network the bbc is quitting. george entwhistle took responsibility for a program that wrong wrongly implicated a politician in a sex abuse case. >>> we finally have a winner in florida. cnn projects president obama won the sunshine state and its 29 electoral votes, based on updated vote totals provided just before today's noon deadline. the victory increases president obama's electoral vote total to 332. mitt romney got 206 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. >>> turning to the recovery from superstorm sandy, nearly two weeks after the storm,
>>> this is cnn breaking news. >> i'm natalie allen in for ashleigh beenfielas ashleigh banfield. it is 6 p.m. in gaza where a cease-fire that the world is demanding seems out of reach. this is day six of an onslaught that's killed 100 people. but look at myanmar, decades of repression give way to unimagined reforms and today a historic visit. >>> and new york marks another post-sandy milestone. the longest under river car tunnel in north america reopens. >>> but we begin this very busy hour with the rockets still flying out of hamas-controlled gaza and the israeli missiles, jets, and bombs flying into it. within the past couple of hours, israeli forces hit a media complex in gaza city for the second time in two days. over six days of the conflict, all too reminiscent of the ground war in 2008. at least 97 palestinians and 3 israelis have been killed. neither side knows when, where, or how the other will strike, and that leads to heart-stopping moments like this one live on cnn last hour with our frederik pleitgen. >> reporter: this town is actually a very interesting one because
151,000 hose holds across new york are still without power. cnn national correspond susan candiotti is in a long island town where people are doing what they can to survive until their power comes back. >> reporter: i'm in the town of hempstead, long island, new york, where a make shift help center is set up to give residen residents things to get them through this crisis, water, clothing, they have pet food here, baby supplies, everything to help people get through this mess. one of the people that is helping out who is also a victim is jim. jim, you work for the parks department here. your house was flooded. how are you getting through this? >> it's not easy, believe me. it's not easy. >> reporter: what's the hardest part? >> the hardest part is the cold weather and not able to see my kids. i had to put my kids out with family members. >> reporter: have you been trying to get answers and when the frelectricity will come bac? >> yes. i'm not getting answers. the town is not getting answers. >> reporter: if it takes them until thanksgiving, christmas, can you make it? >> no. my wife
in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus does not testify. >> reporter: cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment. >> athena jones reporting. author william boyle has spoken to general petraeus and worked with him and followed his career up close as he researched a book after iraq, and i asked him what it was like to interview petraeus. >> i wrote a book about him and i interviewed him -- a book about iraq and interviewed him in 2010 and when i asked him for an interview, i got an e-mail response from him directly like that. i got other e-mails from him subsequent to that, subsequent to our interview, where he was enthusiastic and supportive and cheering me on for getting good reviews, and it was like i had a mentor. you know, he is very effective personally. but then when i start reading about the fact that he may have been obsessively e-mailing his mistress and so forth, he struck me as a man who may have had a digital addiction or a digital, almost like a digital mania, which i think all of us can maybe relate to these days, because he's a guy who w
all right. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm don lemon you're in the cnn newsroom. the next 48 hours may be critical in determining which direction israel's going to take in its conflict with hamas militants. despite 30,000 israeli troops massed at the gaza border and tough talk from both sides, there's still a chance for diplomacy. but time is running out. today was the deadliest day yet. israel says it lobbed 130 rockets into gaza, and some reports say up to 29 palestinians were killed today alone, including ten members of the same family. on the other side of the border, air sirens screamed out in several cities. israel says it intercepted dozens of the nearly 150 rockets hamas fired, including two targeted at tel aviv. their shelling is intense on both sides. cnn's anderson cooper witnessed it firsthand. he's been reporting live from gaza city and earlier i was on the air with anderson when a massive explosion took place nearby. watch what happened. >> in that blast we know ten members of one family, also two media centers -- whoa. that was a rather large explosion. that occurred
democratic dialogue. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now with fred. hi there, fred. >> hello again. we have a lot straight ahead. including this, i know you talked a lot about it all morning long. more on the passing of an iconic hollywood actor. on camera he was conniving, greedy, maybe even evil. but the real life larry hagman was nothing of the sort. best known as j.r. on the prime time television series "dallas." his former co-stars remember him today as fun, wild, and a memorable star in hollywood. hagman died yesterday of complications from cancer. cnn's colleen mcedwards takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known for the stetson that he wore on "dallas." despite rolls on film and on stage, hagman will always be remembered as the villianous j.r. ewing. >> and you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how was i to know he was going to do a dumb thing like that? >> reporter: wn j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it was the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all over the
are also creating confusion over the role and responsibilities those monitors actually have. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns explains. >> reporter: long lines in south florida and in cincinnati, ohio, as early voting comes to a close, and those aren't the only crowd this highly contested election has contracted. >> 10,000 grass routes elections and volunteers. >> everywhere. they're going to be everywhere. they've trained people in 50 states to legally poll watch. >> lawyer and poll watch of all political stripes descending on ohio and across the country in search of any issues that need to be challenged. >> we're looking for long lines that might be the result of machines breaking down, poll workers that might be asking the wrong question, asking for i.d. when they should. be. >> groups like the left leaning protection election have been training for weeks so they're ready to respond to any problems at the polls in realtime. >> with all the changes nationally in the voting laws, i think we're prepared for there to be a significant amount of confusion on election day. >>
much for joining us. i'm carol costello. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> nice to see you, everyone. it is 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 on the west coast. and it has come down to this. after thousands of speeches and hundreds of ads, after hundreds of millions of dollars bankrolling months and months of nonstop campaigning, the two main candidates for president in 2012 are tied. see for yourself. the final preelection cnn polling could literally not be closer. president obama supported by 47% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by -- excuse me 49% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by 49% of likely voters. other late polls look very, very similar. one shows them tied at 48%. if you look way down at the bottom there. the others give the president somewhere between a one and three-point edge, depending on which one you look at there. but margin of error sefrg. the race to reach the voters on election eve is just so competitive. mitt romney is racing from florida in the morning to new hampshire tonight with stops in virginia and ohio in between.
for the things they actually needed. cnn's drew griffin has tracked down the president of the dvnf to try to get some answers. here's how that went. >> you're the one from cnn. >> reporter: that's right. >> i really didn't think you'd do something like this. we've agreed to talk to you. answer -- >> reporter: nobody's agreed. so here is the question. it's $64 million raised over three years and none of the money has gone to any veterans. ma'am? >> he hasn't agreed to talk to them. still no answer. in the course of investigating the dvnf, we uncovered another charity that asks you to help veterans by opening your wallet but uses only a small percentage of it to actually help veterans. they call themselves the national veterans foundation but there's a connection to the dvnf. they use the same fund-raising company and that's where the trail of your money seems to lead. drew griffin is on that trail. >> reporter: the 27-year-old national veterans foundation would like you to believe it takes your money and puts it right back into its unique program, a national hotline to help veterans with anything
in the hardest hit areas? that is a question we'll ask our guests in the next hour on cnn. so right now on the phone with me is a man who has dealt with natural disaster in his city, the mayor of philadelphia and knows all about the politics, and of the northeast, specifically. mayor michael nutter, and joe, the national guard is providing trucks as polling places in new jersey because the buildings were wiped out. officials in other states are getting creative to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote. so we still don't know. so i'm going to get to you and talk to you first about this. what are the states doing before i get to the mayor? what are the states doing to try to make sure that people are getting to the polls? and number one, should we really be considering the possibility of postponing voting in the hardest hit areas? >> well, don's it -- don it is easy if there is a state law that says you can change the election date in the state of an emergency, the law that says you can add a voting day if fewer than 25% of voters cast ballots, due to an emergency. otherwise, there are
, building up america begins with keeping the lights on. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm don lemon. diplomatic efforts are intensifying to put an end to the deadly fighting between israel and hamas. even with international calls for restraint, preparations for an all-out war are taking place. 65 palestinians and 3 israelis have been killed in five days of air attacks. hamas says ten members of the same family were massacred during an israeli air strike in gaza. israel said it was targeting a top militant. >> air sirens screamed out at times in tel aviv for a third straight day. but two rockets headed for israel's largest city were intercepted. dozens more rockets were fired from gaza into israel including one that hit the town. injured an unsuspecting number of people. meanwhile, egypt and president mohamed morsi say discussions are under way in cairo and arab league foreign ministers are set to visit gaza on tuesday. violence has become a daily nightmare for people living in gaza. anderson cooper joins us now. take us to the ground and what's going on. wha
for joining us. >> any time. thank you. >>> for more on this, let's bring in our cnn political contributor and republican strategist, mary matalin and cornel belcher, democratic strategist and pollster with the obama 2012 campaign. mary, what do you make of the details of this opening bid from the white house? republicans have already dismissed it but does it give us any clues at all about what an eventual deal might look like? >> it's reported that mitch mcconnell, senate minority leader, burst out laughing when he heard it. it's not even worthy of a laugh. it's really sad, it's pathetic. we went from a reasonable theoretical $3 in cuts for $1 in revenue which was basically the simpson-bowles, and are now at $4 of real and immediate tax increases plus new spending for in the future unspecified, uncertain cuts to we don't know what. how could anyone take that seriously? i don't even -- i thought we were doing a kabuki dance. this is not a kabuki dance. i don't even know what this is. it's worse than laughable. it's embarrassing. this president won this election, he's supposed to be leading
. cnn, jeanne moos. >> good news for mitt romney, we can announce this, he has won most confederacy. >> we're just human, people. all right, see you at 10:00. thanks for watching. >>> well will come to this "360" special report, the battlefield at home. the challenges facing vets, a tough economy, questionable charity and more. look at charities, organizations promising to help wounded warriors, taking in tens of millions of dollars from well-meaning americans. what's happening to some of that money? a lot of good charities out there, but after what we've found and what you see tonight, you may think twice the next time someone asks you for a donation. that's a shame and that's why we're keeping them honest. starting with the group the disabled veterans national foundation, dvnf. according to their own tax filings they raised nearly $56 million in the past three years, a huge amount of money. of that $56 million, we haven't been able to find even one dime that's gone directly to help disabled veterans. instead, the foundation sends tons of stuff, stuff they get for free, to veterans
>>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." >> it's tragedy. it's tragedy for the nation. it's tragedy for the agency. >> a scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. >>> $7 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts, and the threat of another recession. that's the fiscal cliff that looms ahead, 51 days away. >>> he's the all-time best selling novelist of hard cover fiction, but that's not his real passion. our exclusive interview with author james patterson. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. we're learning much more about the end of the line for general petraeus. he stepped down as cia director two days ago after admitting to having an extramarital affair. now we know from a u.s. official that the affair came to light during an investigation into e-mails sent by petraeus's biographer paula broadwell. we also have a better timeline. james clapper was informed tuesday evening.
. >> reporter: so the forecast for the next congress -- more of the same. athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> and cnn newsroom continues with fred. >> have a great day. >> i'm going to go home and turn back my clock before i forget. >> that's right. we'll see you an hour earlier tomorrow. thanks so much. appreciate that. the countdown is on indeed. election day is just three days away now. the presidential candidates are making a huge final push in the battleground states. today president obama campaigns in ohio, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. mitt romney stumping in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. they're running mates are also going nonstop. vice president is in colorado and paul ryan is holding rallies in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. so ohio indeed could be the biggest battleground of the election. the race there is very tight. a just released cnn/orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is about to speak at a rally in mentor, o
>>> welcome back to the cnn newsroom. i'm prfredricka whitfield. president obama and mitt romney are making a final push. obama has florida, colorado and ohio on his schedule. this morning mitt romney was in des moines and just spoke in cleveland, ohio to supporters. later today he will be rallying in pennsylvania and virginia. we'll have all the action from the campaign trail. we have a team of reporters in the battleground states covering all the angles. meanwhile, team obama is making its final push for votes today. this hour he is expected in the battleground state of florida where he is expected to speak shortly in hollywood, florida. brianna keelel is already there. brianna, what is the message the president is expected to deliver there? >> reporter: this, fredricka, is going to be his closing message. he is going to be telling voters you may not agree with everything that i've done, you may be impatient with the pace of change, but stick with me, my economic policies are working and we're heading in the right direction. as mitt romney has tried to frame himself as the cand
last year's sales. >>> and that will do it for me. cnn "newsroom" continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >> you have a great week. thank you, gary, have a great week, as well i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn "newsroom," with millions of people on edge and a region the brink of war, the eyes of the world are watching to see what will happen next between israel and hamas. but for now, the rockets just keep flying. and it's civilians who are caught in the cross fire. hamas says ten members of the same family were killed during an israeli air strike in gaza, their house reduced to rubble. israel says it was targeting a top militant. on the other side of the border, air raids sounded in israel's largest city for the third time in as many days. but the rocket aim for tel aviv was intercepted. cnn's cedrick prankins was where air raid sirens went off. one sounded when i was on the air with cnn international anchor colleen mcedwards. here's what happened. >> reporter: the crews working on the ground and that seems to indeed be part of all of the rocket that has handed here. p
and twitter. our handle is cnn bottom line. "cnn saturday morning" continues right now with the top stories we're watching. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." egypt on edge. thousands of furious protesters pack tahrir square after their new president makes a bold move for unprecedented power. so far, so good, that cease fire between israel and hamas is holding for now. but there are real fears even the slightest flare-up could kick off chaos. >>> how was i to know he would do a dumb thing like that? >> and tv's original bad boy. hollywood reacting this morning to the death of "dallas" star larry hagman. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west, and here's where we start this morning. larry hagman's family says he was surrounded by family at the end. the 81-year-old actor died of complications from cancer. he's best known for his iconic portrayal of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brough
a recession. our handle on twitter is @bottomline. cnn saturday morning continues right now with top news stories we're watching. >>> the fbi does not, as a matter of routine, look into the affairs of cia officers. >> scandal ill filtrated the cia and has taken down a four-star general. but david petraeus' resignation may just be the tip of a bigger secret. the women's choice, battles over voting rights. tuesday's election revealed new le le lessons. why could porn be leaving l.a.? a new law passed tuesday may run skin flicks out of town. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randikaye. we begin with a bomb shell. david petraeus stepped down after admitting to having an extramarital affair. the general's affair was uncovered in an investigation by the fbi involving his biographer paula broadwell. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment, and it's unclear if she is the woman that he admitted to having an affair with. we get more on general petraeus and his year from chris lawrence. >> david petraeus sent this letter on friday admitting that he had an affair and telling
live. that's all for us tonight. don lemon is up next. >>> hello, everyone. you're watching cnn. i'm in downtown columbus, ohio. i want to show you what thousands and thousands of people did today. it's early voting in columbus, and all over the state of ohio, voters here got one weekend to cast votes ahead of election day, just one weekend. last election, they could vote on five weekends before the election. so, these people bundled up against the cold. i was out there with them today. they waited in very long lines here in columbus. some of them for 2 hours or more, to pick a man to award their state's 18 electoral votes. there's a brand-new poll to show you. a nationwide poll of likely voters who are asked just one question. who do you support for president of the united states? and if you thought the race was close, up until now, take a look at this. 49%, 49%, president obama and mitt romney, nationwide among likely voters. that poll was taken just this weekend by cnn and orc international. three other polls released today show the two candidates tied, as well. talk about natio
investigation into general david petraeus' extramarital affair. new york congressman peter king talked with cnn's candy crowley today. >> it seems this has gone on for several months and now it appears they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post as cia director after his affair with his by og gra fer paula broadwell went public two days ago. much more on the investigation in a few minutes on cnn. >>> a bipartisan plan for immigration reform appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsay graham say their plan includes a tough love path to citizenship. graham and schumer teamed up on immigration back in 2010, and that plan went nowhere. republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to at least 113. nearly two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are still clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. commun
try to get them to you when we see you later this afternoon. "cnn saturday morning" with randi kaye continues right now. >> just total, total devastation. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. >> we come together in times of trial, and this is one of those times. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm. >> we are going to die. you don't understand. you got to get your trucks here on this corner. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? >> have you heard him? he's going around saying i'm the candidate of change. except when you look at the policies, they're the same ones that didn't work. >> ohio, you're probably going to decide the next president of the united states. >> you may have noticed that everybody's paying a lot of attention to ohio. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 in new york, 7:00 in los angeles. thanks for starting your morning with us. we start in the final stretch. there
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." this is mile 26 and the marathon has become a sprint. the candidates' final push to get your vote. >>> the power is coming back and the gas is on the way, but some of sandy's victims are saying they're being ignored, and plunging temperatures are creating panic. >>> we talk about women as a social issue. excuse me, you know? half the population are not a social issue. >> she says it's dangerous war on u.s. soil and it could be decided by tuesday's election. my exclusive interview with feminist icon gloria staten isla island joochlt it is sunday, november 4th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. so glad you're with us. we start this morning with the presidential election just two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the u
doing it? find us on facebook or twitter. "cnn saturday morning" with randi kaye continues right now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." battling over benghazi, lawmakers are furious. the president is standing his ground. and there is still no one in custody. all morning, we're putting the conflict and the players in focus. on the brink of war as fighting escalates between israel and hamas, experts say there will likely be a lot more bloodshed before the violence stops. and it's the gaffe that has some republicans shaking their heads. why mitt romney says obama won because of the gifts he gave. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. we start in gaza this hour, as people there have to fear death from above. israeli war planes have been relentless in their attacks on targets in gaza. they are hunting rocket launchers, but dozens of civilians have been killed as a result. the latest round of this conflict started wednesday, and there is no end in sight. sarah sidener is in gaza city for u
. ed lavandera, cnn, gulfport, mississippi. >> sad story. >>> cnn "newsroom" continues with don lemon. hi, don. >> thank you very much. i'm don relon live from new york this afternoon. developing right now in syria, damascus international airport shut down. flights in and out are canceled. fierce fighting closed off the main road to the airport. these clashes happening as the country's internet goes dark and cell phone communication drops out. it's harder to post videos like this one. reportedly showing shelling in aleppo uploaded earlier today. in the past, the syrian government cut off access in an operation. but this is unprecedented. the military jet and two helicopters were shot down by rebels. now, takeovers at military bases given them a new arsenal of heavy weaponry. in this attack, they used rockets and as cnn's arwa damon reports, the rebels claiming this as a major victory. >> reporter: children on the back of a tractor made off with a sizable tangled lump of metal. what was all too often the cause of nightmares now a trophy of war. proudly shown off by this man. we want to
is cnn trying to kill ali velshi? what did he do here? >> ali -- >> for the 2008 crash coverage. >> it is a dramatic image that fully tells the story of how big this is and how dangerous it is. >> it does and it doesn't. >> if he saves one life, isn't it worth it? >> well, yeah. a lot of things you can do on cnn to save many lives but we can do that another show. there was a part of queens that burned down on monday night. people didn't know about this while it was happening which is odd when you think of it. 130 homes something like that that we have added up. >> 110 homes. >> and then 20 more had damage. >> 9:00 to 10:00 and midnight to 1:00 and we weren't aware of what happened. i found that out when i woke up the following morning. >> why is that? >> because there is so much going on. like an apocalypse. >> i agree. but manhattan island is three miles wide. that neighborhood in queens is five miles. not a long ways away. we are in a condensed area. and i guess i would have thought, too, with everybody with their cell phone cameras and whatever, that -- maybe there needs to b
for joining us. >>> i'm gary tuchman at the cnn center in atlanta. here's what's happening. updated reports of texas reveal the multivehicle pile-up near beaumont is worse than originally thought. a texas highway patrol officer tells cnn at least one person is dead, there are multiple injuries. the chain reaction accidents involved an estimated 100 cars and trucks on interstate 10 about 70 miles east of houston. >>> it turns out fewer than a dozen top officers witnessed osama bin laden's burial at sea last year. newly released e-mails of the defense department reveal traditional islamic procedures were followed but none of the officers aboard watched the burial. >>> and here is proof drug smugglers will try anything. australian police discovered roughly quarter of a billion dollars of drugs stashed inside a steam roller shipped in from china and busted a u.s. citizen and a canadian. i'm gary tuchman in atlanta. happy thanksgiving to all of you. next, "cnn presents." >>> tonight on "cnn presents." toxic schools. >> that was a building that was storing chemicals that were cancer causing agent
. thank you so much for joining me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now. >>> hey, everyone. i'm john berman. it's 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 in the west. the man praised around the world for playing a central patrrole the ceasefire between israel and hamas is right now the target of massive protests. tens of thousands of protesters are in tahrir square and other cities calling morsi a dictator and the new pharaoh. he granted himself broad new powers specially allowing him to run the country unchecked. and the truce is facing its first challenge. a palestinian farmer was shot dead when israeli officers shot near the border. first i want to go to cairo and reza sayah who's following all the developments there. just a few moments ago, morsi spoke to a huge crowd. what did he say? >> well, he tried to calm things down. he defended his position. he defended the controversial decrees he announced last night telling his opponents that he's part of the revolution, one of the people. certainly at this hour he's got a lot of opponents and critics who do not agree with him and are are expres
the wild." i'm going to have a cold shower. good evening. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." power and protests. furious demonstrators take to the square in cairo as egypt's new president rewrites the rules. >>> let's make a deal. will the white house and congress finally see eye to eye on the fiscal cliff? we're just over 24024-inch hours from the start of bargaining time. >>> plus -- >> push one of my kids and i will stab you. >> the crowds are rowdy, rough, and downright rude, and the holiday season has only just begun. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it is sunday, november 25th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. overnight protesters clashed with security forces. this was the scene in. cnn's reza sayah is live this morning. how far are they actually spreading now? >> randi, the protests seem to be spreading. according to the interior ministry starting last night and continuing on to terrell morning hours, there were protests, demonstrations in the northern city. according to the government officials, they tried to
chat people have been calling. thank you for joining us tonight on cnn. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. welcome to our special coverage of the 2012 election coming to you live from the nation's capitca capit capital, just 24 hours to go before voting begins after a 17-month, $3 billion race for the white house. it couldn't be any closer. the final cnn poll shows a dead heat, both candidates making closing arguments in key states that could decide the election. best political team on tv has it covered for you this morning. >> i'm john berman. the candidates cramming to day. mitt romney, president obama and their running mates making 18 stops in eight critical states. we're live in every key battleground state. >> and in the end, this is the only math that counts. i'm christine romans. looking to the race to the states. we'll take a look at the road that each candidate can take to get to that magic number. >> it's been one week since hurricane sandy forever changed the east coast and so many lives along it with. the recovery effort and how the storm is impacting polling statio
-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final full day on the campaign trail. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the state of florida. the state's democratic party is suing to extend early voting hours with people reporting lines of up to seven hours at some south florida early polling stations. cnn has this place covered like no other network. we've got dan lothian in madison, wisconsin. jim acosta is in orlando, florida, martin savidge is in cleveland, ohio. miguel marquez is in las vegas, nevada. ed lavandera is in denver, colorado, for us this morning. john zarrella comes to us live from plantation, florida. we want to begin with complete comprehensive coverage with john berman checking in to see how our correspondents
on cnn starting at noon. please join me for that. thanks so much for joining me this hour. i'm fredricka whitfield. "cnn newsroom" continues with victor blackwell. >>> thank you, fred. i'm victor blackwell in for brooke baldwin. the dow finishing in the green as shoppers empty the shelves across the u.s. in case you're curious, the stock market closing early on this black friday. find out what today's sales mean for the overall health of the economy. but first, mass protests are erupting in egypt after a sudden power grab. in cairo's tahrir square, thousands are chanting for regime change. they say egypt's new president is acting like a dictator. president mohamed morsi granted himself sweeping new powers yesterday, basically morsi now has absolute power for six months. his opponents say he's acting like a new pharaoh. the u.s. state department is calling for calm and encouraging all parties to work together. morsi declared all his laws, all his decrees are final and cannot be overturned or appealed until egypt's new constitution is put in place. just days ago, people around the world we
egyptian president mohamed morsi as a dictator and accusing him of a power grab. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. reza, what's it look like now? >> reporter: joe, it is 11:00 p.m. cairo time. these demonstrators started gathering around in tahrir square about 1:00 p.m. local time. that means they've been going strong for about ten hours. many thought maybe egyptians were worn out, tired of demonstrating after the 2011 revolution, but if you look at tahrir square today, if you look at cairo today, it doesn't seem like it. the demonstrations are continuing. so are clashes. about an hour and a half ago clashes taking place right where we are behind us at the hotel we're staying at. security forces clashing with protesters. a number of protesters ambushed a police vehicle carrying riot police. the police took off. the protesters got ahold of this truck, set it on fire. more security forces came in, shot tear gas and disbursed the protesters. we've seen similar clashes throughout the day. all the demonstrators angry after president morsi declared some controversial decrees that temporaril
and other top congressional leaders weren't told sooner. a time line cnn has put together shows the republican house majority leader may have known about former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair before the president did. that's according to aides to congressman eric cantor who tell us he found out from an fbi employee concerned that national security might have been breached as a result of the affair. cantor was told on october 27th. president obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. congressional leaders from both parties are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. >> obviously this was a matter involving a potential compromise of security. and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: a u.s. official said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair. a cantor aide says the congressman called the fbi's leadership to report the information he got on october 31st. but according to "the wall street journal," the fbi's probe had already been under way for
.m. have a great weekend. >>> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm gary tuchman in today for fredricka whitfield. the last war left 1,400 people dead. now four years later, israel and gaza could be on the brink of a second one. while the world calls for restraint from both. but does this look like either side is holding back? >> okay. [ bleep ] >> that was an air strike that hit gaza early this morning. palestinian tv channel based in gaza says 11 people so far today have died. part of the israeli offensive, taking out the home of a hamas commander. israel defense forces say there was a stockpile of explosives in the house. they also said they blew up palestinian headquarters, and hamas for a second time in two days, hamas aimed a rocket toward one of israel's big cities, the biggest, tel aviv, but the rocket was intercepted. sarah sydnor is live in gaza city. it's 9:00 p.m. there, how are people surviving on this night? it must be at a standstill right now. >> it was very quiet up until seconds before you talked to me. we're hearing booms of air strakes. we have also seen just behind
and we consider cnn on the map. this is where the candidates were in their final four days. yesterday through tuesday. let's start with president obama. where he goes is where he thinks he can win. ohio, ohio, ohio. the president was there yesterday and back there today and monday. two stops in iowa. very important state. he'll end his campaign monday night in iowa, of course, that was the state that gave him his first victory back in the iowa caucuses back in 2008. mitt romney, ohio is so important for him, as well. no republican has won the white house without winning ohio in modern times. pennsylvania where i am, mitt rom economy coming here tomorrow where i am and paul ryan coming here today. that's why we're here. listen, mitt romney thinks they can grab pennsylvania away from the democrat, a state the republicans haven't won since 9 1988. >> paul, thanks. randi. >>> new numbers on where things stand in florida. take a look here. this nbc news/"wall street journal/"marist poll. florida is the biggest of all the expected swing state with 29 electoral votes. >>> on the campaign tr
predicting i have vivictory fort obama, we have a former washington burro chief for cnn and a cnn contributor. "washington post" opinion section, it has prognosticators forecasting the election. almost everyone says president obama is going to win except for a gop strategist and the horse racing columnist. is there a group think going on at this point? >> i think so but it's based on other things. we know where barack obama is ahead and mitt romney is ahead and where things are too close to call and people can do the math. that's what you're thinking. >> in the one poll it's 48%/489%. i wonder if journalists are putting too much faith in these polls because thee are small leagues. >> i like that the horse racing columnist, he picks a favorite, right? sometimes when grow to the track, do you that. back in 2000 we didn't have a place to go to aggregate all of the polls. now view have access to so much data, so much state-level data that you can sit there and go state by state and actually have a somewhat more informed opinion about what's going to happen in ohio. so i see reliance on polls by j
is up next. over to you, don. >>> hello, everyone, you are watching cnn and i'm don lemon. tonight, i'm in downtown columbus, ohio, at the beautiful boat house restaurant, our host here and i want to show what you thousands and thousands of people in this city did today. it's early voting in the columbus and all over the state of ohio, voters here got one weekend to cast votes ahead of election day, just one weekend. last election, they could vote on five weekends before the election. so, these people bundled up against the cold, i was out there with them today. they waited in very long lines here in columbus, some of them for two hours or more to pick a man to award their state's 18 electoral votes. and a brand new poll to show you, a nationwide poll of likely voters who were asked just one question, who do you support for president of the united states? and if you thought the race was close up to now, i want you to take a look at this. 49%, 49%. president obama and mitt romney, nationwide among likely voters. that poll was taken just this weekend by cnn and orc international. three
, sir. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragedy for the nation. it's a tragedy for the defense leaders. >> harassing e-mails, a second woman involved, a scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you the details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. >>> this time overseas, the bbc chief resigns amidst false allegations. we'll have a live report. >>> they're our fathers, our mothers, our sons, and daughters. this veterans day we honor the heroes that fight for america's freedom. it is sunday, november 11. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start with new details that led to the resignation of general petraeus. a timeline has now come into focus as well as a new investigation that has brought this to light. >> we now know from a u.s. official that it was a complaint from paula broadwell was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led
said, the timeline of the scandal, who got notified and when, is now under the microscope. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly has more on that. >> reporter: according to a friend of petraeus, the affair began in november last year, two months after the retired general took the helm at the cia. that same friend also reports that meetings between the two were infrequent, but at some point, petraeus and broadwell began communicating via personal e-mail accounts. e-mails that a government official describes as explicit. skip ahead to may of this year. that's about the time a government official says broadwell began sending threatening e-mails to jill kelley, described as a family friend of petraeus, who lives in tampa, warning her to stay away. that official tells us that kelley shared her concerns over the threatening nature of the e-mails with a friend of the fbi, and that prompted an investigation. sometime after petraeus became aware of the e-mails, a government official says petraeus told broadwell to stop sending them. and sometime around july, according to the frie
, for sandy victims are now hit $145 million. you can log on to cnn.com/impact for more information about ways to donate and to volunteer. >>> cnn newsroom continues with gary tuchman. have a wonderful afternoon. >> you, too. >>> the sense of urgency is growing by the hour. along the israel-gaza border. hamas militants are hammering targets deep inside enemy territory as we speak, infli inflicting damage, casualties and sparking panic. air sirens wailed for a third straight day in tel aviv after hamas fired a rocket toward the sea side city. the rocket was intercepted. israeli soldiers backed up in armored vehicles are going to the border raising the specter of a possible ground war. all 30,000 troops mobilized and 70,000 more on the way. as the situation he is escalate does the death toll. now our senior international correspondent has been in the middle of all the action in gaza city. sarah, thanks for joining us. what's happening there right now? >> reporter: thank you, gary. yeah, we can hear right now drones over gaza. and that sound, it sounds very much like a lawnmower. it's been going
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